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The W.H. proposal of such an attack comes amid accusations that just a few weeks ago, the Syrian government launched an attack against its own citizens using chemical weapons -- an accusation vehemently denied by the Syrian government, claiming the attacks were caused by the U.S. backed Free Syrian Army rebels. Definitive proof that the Syrian government committed the atrocity which has allegedly left over 1,300 hundred Syrian citizens dead, including women and children, has yet to surface.
According to Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, the accusations made by the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, are “categorically false,” adding that he “utterly and completely” rejects the unsubstantiated claims made by Kerry on Monday, however, the conundrum presents itself when not even the U.N. inspectors found any evidence that the Syrian government actually gassed its own citizens, rings familiar? It should ring familiar, because it was the same occurrence when Hans Blix of the IAEA found no “weapons of mass destruction,” in Iraq before the U.S. made the decision to take out Saddam Hussein.
Kerry, who on Monday spoke on the significance of the attack he and the W.H. believe to have left hundreds dead said, “This is about the large-scale, indiscriminate use of weapons that the civilized world, long ago, decided must never be used at all.”
But what now?
Back in 1988, reminiscent of Saddam Hussein’s alleged merciless chemical weapons attack against the Kurdish people, where estimates of over 3,200 Kurds died and over 10,000 injured -- brings the American people’s question to mind, “are we doing a “do-over” with Syria?
After 911, “Bombs over Baghdad,” became a popular hit song, now we may be hearing the next big hit, “Bombs over Syria.”
Here come the questions --
Why is the U.S. blindly backing just one faction of the many Syrian rebels trying to topple its government?
Why is the U.S. backing the Free Syrian Army?
How does the U.S. know, that this rebel faction, the Free Syrian Army won’t turn on them, as the Mujahideen did when the U.S. helped to get Russia out of Afghanistan?
When the U.S. helped Osama Bin Laden rid of the Russians in Afghanistan, he later, allegedly, became the leader of the supposed biggest terrorist group in the world -- Al-Qaida, the 911 culprits. So why does the U.S. keep taking these risks? Are they calculated, or irresponsible?
Now as Americans, we just sit around waiting for a “strategic strike,” against Syria, yet another Middle Eastern country which is adding to the list of Middle Eastern countries that just don’t like Americans. Why is our president brewing hate against the U.S.?
President Obama has been headlining every major news outlet since his unproven victory over Osama Bin Laden, when our Seal Team Six went in, took him out, and dumped his body in the ocean. Why as Americans do we continue to believe everything we see on the silver screen, and now on the LCDs on our desk top?
I believe that “conspiracy theories,” should stop being labeled as such, because the fact is, Americans are actually waking up, and war does not seem to be the answer to each and every single situation we face with other nations. There’s never any talk.
More questions --
Why won’t president Obama go to Syria and sit with Assad at the round or square table to discuss this matter? A proposal made by Saddam Hussein himself to former president George W. Bush, when he was being accused of having weapons that did not exist.
Why do we as the over 80% of Americans who oppose striking yet another Middle Eastern country, have no say so in our own safety? Our president, whom I voted for, is clearly making decisions for us -- and they’re not good ones.
Turn your televisions on today, or stream any news channel, and see how no one is talking about the impending doom looming over the horizon.
It has not been made entirely clear as to what the White House defines as a “limited,” attack against Syria, why? I don’t know. But I hope it’s not the beginning of something to bring an end.
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